Microsoft November 2014 Patch Tuesday

Published: 2014-11-11
Last Updated: 2014-11-11 19:07:37 UTC
by Johannes Ullrich (Version: 1)
6 comment(s)

Important: Please note that Microsoft released EMET 5.1 yesterday to address conflicts between EMET 5.0 / IE 11 and the patches released here (likely MS14-065)

We are aware that bulletin numbers are skipped below. Not sure if they will come later. It is possible that I used a version of the bulletin page that wasn't quite ready yet. I will update this page as needed.

Overview of the November 2014 Microsoft patches and their status.

# Affected Contra Indications - KB Known Exploits Microsoft rating(**) ISC rating(*)
clients servers
MS14-064 Vulnerabilities in Windows OLE Could Allow Remote Code Execution
(ReplacesMS11-038 MS14-060 )
Microsoft Windows

KB 3011443 This fixes the OLE/PPT vuln that has been exploited and was partially fixed by MS14-060. Severity:Critical
Exploitability: 1
Critical Important
MS14-065 Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer
(ReplacesMS14-056 )
Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer
, CVE-2014-4143, CVE-2014-6323, CVE-2014-6337, CVE-2014-6339, CVE-2014-6340, CVE-2014-6341, CVE-2014-6342, CVE-2014-6343, CVE-2014-6344, CVE-2014-6345, CVE-2014-6346, CVE-2014-6347, CVE-2014-6348, CVE-2014-6349, CVE-2014-6350, CVE-2014-6351, CVE-2014-6353
KB 3003057   Severity:Critical
Exploitability: 1
Critical Important
MS14-066 Vulnerability in Schannel Could Allow Remote Code Execution
(ReplacesMS10-085 MS12-049 )
Microsoft Windows

KB 2992611   Severity:Critical
Exploitability: 1
Important Critical
MS14-067 Vulnerability in XML Core Services Could Allow Remote Code Execution
(ReplacesMS14-005 MS14-033 )
Microsoft Windows

KB 2993958 . Severity:Critical
Exploitability: 2
Critical Critical
MS14-069 Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution
(ReplacesMS14-017 MS14-061 )
Microsoft Office

KB 3009710   Severity:Important
Exploitability: 1
Critical Important
MS14-070 Vulnerability in TCP/IP Could Allow Elevation of Privilege
(ReplacesMS09-048 )
Microsoft Windows

KB 2989935 vuln. publicly known Severity:Important
Exploitability: 2
Important Important
MS14-071 Vulnerability in Windows Audio Service Could Allow Elevation of Privilege
Microsoft Windows

KB 3005607   Severity:Important
Exploitability: 2
Important Important
MS14-072 Vulnerability in .NET Framework Could Allow Elevation of Privilege
(ReplacesMS14-026 )
Microsoft Windows, Microsoft .NET Framework

KB 3005210   Severity:Important
Exploitability: 2
Important Important
MS14-073 Vulnerability in Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Could Allow Elevation of Privilege
(ReplacesMS13-084 )
Microsoft Server Software

KB 3000431   Severity:Important
Exploitability: 2
Important Important
MS14-074 Vulnerability in Remote Desktop Protocol Could Allow Security Feature Bypass
(ReplacesMS10-085 MS14-030 )
Microsoft Windows

KB 3003743   Severity:Important
Exploitability: 3
Important Important
MS14-076 Vulnerability in Internet Information Services
Microsoft Windows

KB 2982998   Severity:Important
Exploitability: 3
Important Important
MS14-077 Vulnerability in Active Directory Federation Services Could Allow Information Disclosure
Microsoft Windows

KB 3003381   Severity:Important
Exploitability: 3
Important Important
MS14-078 Vulnerability in IME
Microsoft Windows,Microsoft Office

KB 3005210 already exploited Severity:Moderate
Exploitability: 0
Important Moderate
MS14-079 Vulnerability in Kernel Mode Driver Could Allow Denial of Service
(ReplacesMS14-058 )
Microsoft Windows

KB 3002885   Severity:Moderate
Exploitability: 3
Moderate Moderate
We will update issues on this page for about a week or so as they evolve.
We appreciate updates
US based customers can call Microsoft for free patch related support on 1-866-PCSAFETY
(*): ISC rating
  • We use 4 levels:
    • PATCH NOW: Typically used where we see immediate danger of exploitation. Typical environments will want to deploy these patches ASAP. Workarounds are typically not accepted by users or are not possible. This rating is often used when typical deployments make it vulnerable and exploits are being used or easy to obtain or make.
    • Critical: Anything that needs little to become "interesting" for the dark side. Best approach is to test and deploy ASAP. Workarounds can give more time to test.
    • Important: Things where more testing and other measures can help.
    • Less Urt practices for servers such as not using outlook, MSIE, word etc. to do traditional office or leisure work.
    • The rating is not a risk analysis as such. It is a rating of importance of the vulnerability and the perceived or even predicted threatatches.


Johannes B. Ullrich, Ph.D.

Keywords: mspatchday
6 comment(s)


I'm struggling with fully understanding ms14-066. It's Microsoft SecureChannel... "Secure Channel, also known as Schannel, is a security support provider (SSP) that contains a set of security protocols that provide identity authentication and secure, private communication through encryption.

Schannel is primarily used for Internet applications that require secure Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) communications."

So is it appropriate to interpret this as saying my IIS servers supporting HTTPS connections, have an unauthenticated RCE vuln? Or is it more complicated than that?
MS14-066: How wormable is this one? Microsoft says "The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if an attacker sends specially crafted packets to a Windows server." There isn't a lot of technical info regarding how those packets could get into schannel. Does it require a secure connection first, or is it exploited while the connection is being negotiated?

Also, the SRD blog says "Most likely attack vector: User browses to a malicious webpage." While not a total contradiction, it does spin the vulnerability in a different light.

Any thoughts?
The official bulletin for the November 2014 updates states:

MS14-068 -- Release date to be determined

So, you have not "skipped" anything.
Also released yesterday: A new KB related to the KB2918614 aka MS14-049 patch which was released in August 2014.

KB3008627 was released to address "This [unexpected UAC prompt] issue occurs because already installed applications do not have their hash cache created after update 2918614 is installed. When a repair is triggered for these applications, Microsoft Installer (MSI) cannot validate the installation files. Therefore, MSI needs consent from the user to finish the repair."
According to an article in arstechnika the SChannel vulnerability (MS14-66) affects the TLS stack and therefore ANY software acting as a server and creating/listening to an encrypted port if using microsofts schannel instead, for example, openssl.

Article cites Qualys's Director of Engineering on this one.

If this is the case, prepare for a quick exploit wave and if this happens the ISC rating for servers should be PATCH NOW.
KB 3006226, the OLE vulnerability patch, is really messing with some graphics programs. I use a program called ATCS Monitor, which shows you the location of trains if the train line signals are broadcast via radio. It's giving false indications that a train has a "green" light, and gives green lights to "phantom" trains that don't exist. Uninstalling this update fixes the problem, and is widely reported on the ATCS Monitor Yahoo! users' group.

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